Swellendam Sports Festival 2021

The scenic town of Swellendam will be hosting various running activities during the forthcoming month of November 2021.

Mayor Francois du Rand states “The Swellendam Sports Festival is focussed on providing a platform for all trail runners.” The distances are particularly enjoyable as they cater to the novice but avid trail runner, as well as the more experienced runner. The 5km event in which myself and my family will be participating is geared towards inclusiveness at a pace that accommodates all family members.

 

The municipality is hoping this will be the first of many running events and encourage all avid road and trail runners to sign up for Swellendam’s first Trail running event. Mayor du Rand further echoed “I call on the community to welcome our guests with open arms and to show our guests and visitors the hospitality for which Swellendam is so well known.

 

The beneficiary organisation of the event is VRT Pitt Primary School, but opportunities will also be made available to other service organisations. Top Events prides itself on having fun whilst giving back to the host community.

The Event forms part of the municipality’s broader strategy to invite experienced and established event organisations to establish events in rural towns to aid economic development.  . In this regard the Double Century in November 2021, the Agricultural Show (March 2022), Around the Pot (2022) and others, will receive increased support from the municipality to ensure that there are a variety of events in order to generate visitor numbers.

Swellendam is approximately 200kms from Cape Town and has multiple running and walking trails catering for all levels of fitness.

The Trail Running distances on 13 November are over virgin territory with breathtaking views from these recently mapped trail running routes with both a shorter (14km) and longer distance (24km) route option for participants . Prize money is also up for grabs for the more competitive runners.

Accommodation is plentiful in Swellendam which has close to 100 guest houses and Bed & Breakfast facilities.

Fun runners and walkers also have a 5km distance option on 13 November, the entry fee includes a t-shirt and a gift pack for the first 500 entries. All events have limited entries available so as to comply with COVID-19 requirements. Only online electronic entries will be accepted and you can enter at  www.topevents.co.za

Entrants in all of the events will be eligible for numerous lucky draw prizes as well as an ice cold Coca Cola beverage when they come across the finish line .

The start and finish areas are at the Swellendam Primary School sport field where secure parking and security will be provided . Here entrants will be able to purchase food and beverages during the course of the day.

Number collection – as well as collection of gift packs for all PRE-ENTRANTS  will take place in the Swellendam Town Hall on Friday 12 November from 13h00 until 19h00.

All rules and regulations in terms of adherence to social distancing and limited participation will be adhered to.

Entries and Gift Packs are limited in each distance category.

ENTER NOW to secure your entry slot in either of the Trail Runs or the 5km Fun Run.

Entries are now open on www.topevents.co.za

For more information contact info@topevents.co.za

www.swellendam.gov.za/visit-swellendam-attractions-and-activities/

24km Trail Run: R250 – Limited to 250 Entrants (07h30 Start)
14km Trail Run: R220 – Limited to 250 Entrants (08h00 Start)
5km Family Fun Run / Walk: R50 – Limited to 500 Entrants (08h30 Start)

GOODY BAGS TO ALL ENTRANTS

Closing date 31st October 2021 Midnight

ONLINE ENTRIES ONLY – COVID REGULATIONS

 

Start and Finish:  Swellendam Primary School

To enter and for details: www.topevents.co.za

Entries close: 31st October 2021 Midnight

Collection of  race numbers will be on Friday 12th November 2021 13h00 – 19h00 at the Town Hall

49 Voortrek St, Swellendam, 6740

24km Trail Run: R250 – Limited to 250 Entrants (07h30 Start)
14km Trail Run: R220 – Limited to 250 Entrants (08h00 Start)
5km Family Fun Run / Walk: R50 – Limited to 500 Entrants (08h30 Start)

GOODY BAGS TO ALL ENTRANTS

  • When entering online please be sure to add in your email address to receive your confirmation email.

Collection of  race numbers will be on Friday 12th November 13h00 – 19h00 at the Town Hall

49 Voortrek St, Swellendam, 6740

Please make sure to bring along your confirmation of entry, payment and your SMS.

Chip Timing will be done on the 24km and 14km Trail Run only.

Your Timing Chip will be attached to your race number – do not remove, no chip no result.

results will be available on the Top Events website post event.

VRT Pitt Primary School is a state school located in Swellendam, Western Cape Province, South Africa. The school’s EMIS number is 0100000437, School address is Sonneblom street, Swellendam, 6740 with Postal address P.O. Box 823. The school was established in 2016 with 655 learners and today with an increase to 1177 learners to date. We are fast becoming the trend setters for the Western Cape Education Department. We have an award winning Principle and a number of award winning teachers.

Our Vision

Quality teaching in an inclusive environment to each learner to develop their potential to the maximum, to the benefit of the learner and community.

Our Mission

– Dedicated staff who put the child first.

– Quality education that promotes inclusivity and diversity.

– Constructive collaboration with all relevant role players.

– Use networks to facilitate teaching.

– Promote professional development of staff.

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